Category: Enforcement and Inspection

As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.

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Waste Recycler Enters Corporatewide Agreement with OSHA

Sometimes, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finds that the problems at one of a company’s facilities are really an issue in all of a company’s facilities. Since 2002, in a small number of such cases, OSHA will seek to enter into a settlement agreement that applies to every one of the company’s facilities. […]


Protect Leased and Temporary Workers from BBP Exposure

In recent years, employers have moved to cut costs and improve flexibility by using leased and temporary workers. In response, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created and enforced policies requiring employers to ensure that those workers receive the same protection from occupational hazards as their permanently employed counterparts. A New York recycler […]


Multimillion Dollar Settlement in Airline Return-to-Work Case

American Airlines and Envoy Air will pay $9.8 million in stock, currently valued at over $14 million, and provide other relief to settle a nationwide class disability discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which brought the suit, claims the airlines unlawfully denied reasonable accommodations to hundreds of employees. Envoy Air is described […]


Know Your ‘Recognized Hazards’—Don’t Get Caught Off Guard!

Every employer knows the importance of complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations that apply to conditions specific to their workplace. Of course, you, as the employer, would like to think that your efforts and expenses in complying will help you avoid a fine for violating an OSHA rule.


OSHA Issues Enforcement Memo on the Respirable Silica Standard

Partial enforcement of OSHA’s new respirable silica standard for the construction industry began in late September 2017. After a 30-day period of providing compliance assistance in lieu of enforcement, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began full enforcement of the standard on October 23, 2017. OSHA issued an interim enforcement guidance document for the […]


Hear from an OSHA Insider at Our Safety Forum Event

On Friday, we presented three great reasons to attend our Safety Forum event on November 13 and 14 in Orlando, Florida. Here’s yet another: You can gain a compliance advantage in a free workshop led by an OSHA employee. The tips and insights from this session could save your company thousands of dollars!


NESHAP and Asbestos Enforcement

In a recent enforcement case, the owner of a demolition company was sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay $7.8 million in restitution for failing to remove asbestos before demolishing a former factory in Cleveland. The alleged criminal action violated the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants […]